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DHQ declares Nigerien terrorist leader Halilu Buzu wanted

DHQ declares Nigerien terrorist leader Halilu Buzu wanted

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has declared Halilu Buzu, a citizen of Republic of Niger, wanted for terrorism.

Buzu is accused of leading terrorist activities, including cattle rustling and illegal gold mining, in the Jawayi Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The announcement was made by Edward Buba, the director of defence media operations, during a briefing on Thursday.

Buba confirmed that the military is intensifying efforts to apprehend Buzu and curb the criminal activities disrupting the region.

“The declaration underscored the ongoing security challenges in Zamfara State, where illegal mining and banditry have significantly impacted local communities,” Buba wrote in the statement.

“The military’s pursuit of Buzu is part of broader efforts to restore peace and security in the area”, he noted.

He further urged the public to cooperate and provide support in apprehending Buzu.